For the 3rd year, the NHL season will kick off with two games played in Europe. The Miami Herald broke the news yesterday. The Florida Panthers are amoung the teams headed overseas and will play the Chicago Blackhawks in Helsinki, Finland. The Detroit Red Wings will take on the St. Louis Blues in Stockholm, Sweden.
I said last year the 09-10 season should open in Helsinki, but I think they looked over the part where I said it should be the Stars.